In the little town of Quinto di Treviso were realized some very nice footbridges and paths along the river Sile that here opens in a complex of lakes, canals and marshes. A couple of mills were built here in order to use the power of the longest resurgent river of Italy.
The birds of the area are used to the incessant passage of people and ciclists, so are easier to be photographed. That’s why I decided to spend an unexpected sunny morning having a photo-walk there.
Some pishing in the reedbeds was very sucessful, with Cetti’s Warblers, Blue Tits, Reed Buntings and 2 Penduline Tits, a species that is doing very bad in Italy in the last years.
In the groves of Black Alders (Alnus glutinosa) there were some more birds, including Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Chaffinch, Siskin… but there were almost no light and the birds were not enough cooperative.
Was much easier to photograph the aquatic wildlife, with maybe 50 Tufted Ducks, but also 4 Water Rails, Moorhen, Coot, Little Grebe, Mallard, Mute Swan and a couple of Pygmy Cormorants. The last species became recently a frequente species along all the Sile basin.